How to get to Castle Howard from York
There are several ways to get to Castle Howard which is situated 15 miles from York in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The cheapest way to get there is to take the bus which runs 3 times a day direct to Castle Howard. Alternatively, the best value for money option is to take a tour to Castle Howard, which also includes visits to the North York Moors countryside and the town of Helmsley.
If you travel independently to Castle Howard, book your entrance tickets online to save 10%.
Bus No. 181 goes to Castle Howard from York and operates 3 services per day. The journey takes about 1 hour and tickets cost £10 for an adult return.
York, Station Avenue to Castle Howard: 09:00, 10:50, 12:50
Castle Howard to York, Station Avenue: 11:40, 12:15, 16:45
**You can check the timetable at the bus company website here.
There are two different tours offered to Castle Howard from York. Both are full day tours to Castle Howard which also include visits to the surrounding countryside and some of the typical pretty towns and villages of the region. This is the perfect option to turn your visit to Castle Howard from York into a full day trip to the region.
Castle Howard & North York Moors:
This is a similar tour that operates every Tuesday from York to Castle Howard. The tour also includes a visit to Helmsley and other pretty towns and villages of the North York Moors including Pickering and Hutton-le-Hole. This is a small group tour with a maximum of 16 passengers and includes a professional guide and entrance ticket to Castle Howard.
- Adult: £46.50
- Child: £41.50
More info: Click here
Castle Howard, Rievaulx Abbey & North York Moors
This tour is available every Wednesday & Saturday. Departing from York, the trip includes a 3-hour visit to Castle Howard, as well as visits to Helmsley, Rievaulx Abbey and the stunning countryside of the North York Moors. The tour includes a professional guide and return transportation in an executive minibus.
(£35 for the tour plus £11.45 entrance fee to Castle Howard)
More info: Click here
An alternative way of getting to Castle Howard from York is to take a train and taxi. Trains depart every hour from York train station to Malton train station, which is located 6 miles from Castle Howard. The journey takes about 25 minutes and tickets cost around £10 return. To get from Malton train station to Castle Howard, you’ll need to take a taxi. The journey takes about 15 minutes and should cost around £10 one way. Taxis can be booked in advance with the telephone number below, and this is advised so that you don’t end up waiting at the train station for a long period of time.
You can see the train timetable here
The telephone number for station taxis in Malton is: +44 (0)1653 696969
Castle Howard entrance fees:
Save 10% by booking your entrance tickets to Castle Howard online. The ticket includes entry to the castle and grounds
- Adult: £18.95
- Student: £17.50
- Senior: £17.50
- Child: £9.50
tours from york:
To see all tours from York, including visits to the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Whitby, visit our dedicated page here.